A project of West Australian Sea Turtle Satellite Tracking Project.
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Species: Flatback Turtle
Life Stage: Adult
Release Date: 2009-12-10 03:25:00
Release Location: Cemetery Beach
Last Location: 2011-01-08 10:13:07
New Hope Public Library
This tracking program is supported by BHP Billiton Quantum outer harbour project and is being carried out in conjunction with flatback turtle flipper tagging program on Cemetery Beach. The results will provide data on the number of turtle nesting at Cemetery Beach and will allow researchers to identify turtles that move between rookeries (eg turtles tagged at Mundabullangana have been seen at Cemetery Beach) in addition to showing us where they go between nesting events both within a season and between seasons, what migratory corridors they use when returning to remote foraging grounds and will show us where those foraging grounds are.
As at 21 December 2009 this turtle was in the pathway of a Cat 2 cyclone (T.C. Laurence) approaching from the north west.